Founded in 1984, North Carolinians for Home Education (NCHE) is a private, volunteer organization active at the state level, serving homeschoolers in North Carolina and beyond.
In order to better serve, NCHE divides the state into twelve regions. Each region has an assigned number and Regional Director.
Homeschooling is the view that education is best when teaching and learning are integrated into the relationships and activities of the family.
The oldest form of education, homeschooling was legally recognized in NC in 1988.
Article 39 of chapter 115C of the General Statutes defines a Homeschool in NC. The Division of Non-Public Instruction (DNPE) administers the NC law governing homeschooling practice.
Our guide to your first steps
How to Homeschool High Schoolers
We're different in NC!
It is our goal to have the most informative website about homeschooling in North Carolinia.
Recordings of conference workshops & lectures.
NCHE is proud to share in the work of vast network of passionate educators who serve as authors, speakers, and volunteers.
There are many groups of North Carolinians who are working to promote or practice home education. Find home educators like or near you.
NCHE divides the state into 12 regions. Each region has a director.
Did you benefit from homeschool? Be part of a growing group of alums.
Middle and High school sports include Boys Baseball, Boys & Girls Basketball, Boys & Girls Cross Country (individual & team), Golf (individual & team), Boys & Girls Soccer, Boys & Girls Swimming (individual & team), Girls Volleyball
Statewide online quizzing for all ages
Spend a week in Raleigh, serving in our capital
A multi-day event occuring in Winston-Salem in late May featuring national and regional speakers, workshops for the curious as well as the experienced and a vendor hall of over 45,000 square feet.
Coinciding with our annual conference, NCHE hosts a graduation ceremony for NCHE members.
Our biannual Spring event in Raleigh. Meet legislators and visit state museums.
Become part of an organization devoted to serving NC homeschoolers. Help us advance our threefold purpose: PROTECT the freedom of educating at home, PROVIDE encouragement & support to families who choose home education for their children, and PROMOTE home education as an educational alternative
Help us advance NC homeschooling through our educational programs, publications, extra-curricular activities & scholarships.
Do you have a passion for home education? Find a place to employ your talents and serve with NCHE!
Want to reach NC homeschoolers with your product or service?
The graduation of your homeschooled son or daughter is a momentous occasion and worthy of celebration. NCHE offers several ways to help you celebrate this milestone in your child’s life.
Current membership is required (and through the time of graduation) to purchase an NCHE diploma, participate in the NCHE Graduation Ceremony, or be included in the GREENHOUSE Graduate issue. If you are not already a member, you can join for any donation. There is a discount for NCHE membership for three out of the last four years at the time the student graduates.
NCHE invites you to commemorate the occasion with your family and with your community of home-based educators, living in North Carolina and beyond. The annual NCHE Graduation Ceremony coincides with the NCHE annual conference. The 2015 Graduation Ceremony will be held at 5:00 pm, Saturday, May 23, at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, NC. The ceremony lasts approximately one hour. Homeschools wishing to participate in the ceremony will need to purchase a Graduation Ceremony Package. This package includes a diploma, cap and gown, a rose for the teacher and the option of a honor cord. Graduate Announcements can be ordered separately.
Whether you participate in the NCHE Graduation Ceremony or another ceremony, NCHE prints a distinctive homeschool diploma enclosed in a hunter green cover. This diploma includes the student’s name, school name and graduation date. The homeschool chief administrator will be responsible for signing the diploma to certify that the student has completed the homeschool's high school graduation requirements. You will need to know your graduate’s graduation date when ordering a diploma.
Order a diploma now!
2015 NCHE Graduation Junior Marshal Application
Calling All Homeschooled High School Sophomores and Juniors!
As we are making plans for our graduation ceremonies for the 2015 NCHE conference, we would love for you to consider applying to be a junior marshal for the NCHE graduation. We will be choosing up to 8 per ceremony. Download the application and email information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline to apply is March 22.
NCHE’s magazine, GREENHOUSE publishes a special issue in May that celebrates our high school graduates. To be included, you will need to submit your graduate’s recognition paragraph/bio and a head shot photo. You also have the opportunity to purchase a ½ or full page ad in the issue and to order extra copies of this issue for your family and friends.
If you would like to see what last year's GREENHOUSE special graduate issue looks like, you can find the PDF here.
We provide two options for your recognition paragraph. For up to 450 characters and a head shot is $7, and between 451 and 600 and a head shot is $42.
Subscribers to the GREENHOUSE will receive a copy of special Graduate issue, included in their subscription price. If you are not a subscriber or you would like extra copies, you will need to order copies of this special Graduate issue. These will be mailed to your home in early May.
In addition to the graduate recognition paragraph and head shot photo, NCHE provides the opportunity to purchase a 1/2 page or full page collage ad at a greatly reduced price to celebrate your graduate in a special way. You can choose to design your own collage and submit as a PDF/JPG/TIF, or we can design it for you. We offer 4 options:
|Half Page, Self Designed GREENHOUSE Graduation Ad||$155.00|
|Half Page, NCHE Designed GREENHOUSE Graduation Ad||$180.00|
|Full Page, Self Designed GREENHOUSE Graduation Ad||$255.00|
|Full Page, NCHE Designed GREENHOUSE Graduation Ad||$270.00|
Deadline April 19, 2015
The GREENHOUSE Graduate Issue is a great momento of this celebration. We make this issue available for you to purchase extra copies for those important people in the graduates life. These will be mailed directly to your home.